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November 2, 2009 9:10 AM
Today I started a flush by Jillian Michaels and was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it worked?

Jillian Michaels recipe for losing 5 pounds in 7 days...

Get 60 ounces of distilled or pure water...
Add a tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice...
Add 1 dandelion root tea bag and...
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

This recipe works because it helps flush out excess water weight you have carrying around in your body and...

You could lose more than 5 pounds in 7 days depending on how much excess water weight you're carrying around
  102771
November 2, 2009 9:17 AM
Hello,

I haven't done it but it sounds interesting. How many days do you do this? Do you eat as well or only drink the tea?
November 2, 2009 9:18 AM
Sorry, I see that you said it's for seven dayshappy
November 2, 2009 9:21 AM
Hmmmm interesting. Do you just ingest that all day with nothing else? or is it in addition to your regular meals? smokin How does it work exactly?
November 2, 2009 9:23 AM
QUOTE:

Today I started a flush by Jillian Michaels and was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it worked?

Jillian Michaels recipe for losing 5 pounds in 7 days...

Get 60 ounces of distilled or pure water...
Add a tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice...
Add 1 dandelion root tea bag and...
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

This recipe works because it helps flush out excess water weight you have carrying around in your body and...

You could lose more than 5 pounds in 7 days depending on how much excess water weight you're carrying around


No food?
That can't be good
November 2, 2009 9:25 AM
Thank you for the recipe. But along with the question about the food, how much are you supposed to drink a day? The whole 60 oz?
  179159
November 2, 2009 9:57 AM
Here is a link to a short video from Jillian - not sure it answers the questions...but here you go.

http://www.nowloss.com/jillian-michaels-lose-5-pounds-in-7-days-diet-drink.htm
  82823
November 2, 2009 10:00 AM
Here is somemore - from another website

she gave some tips to the readers of Ok! Magazine on how they can quickly lose a dress size for an upcoming event. Here are nine things a gal can do:

1. Take three to five days to prepare.

2. Drink a gallon of water a day with two tea bags of dandelion tea, all-natural cranberry juice and the juice of one lemon.

3. Eat asparagus and a little watermelon. The potassium helps flush water out.

4. No salt. Sodium-rich foods include cold cuts, most meat, anything processed.

5. Avoid tanning because the sun will dehydrate you. If you want color, go for a spray tan.

6. Work out.

7. Spend three 20-minute sessions in a sauna and sweat it out of your cells.

8. Avoid carbs.

9. Go to a spa and get a body wrap.

Jillian also said that when she doesn’t have time to workout she avoids the empty calories of alcohol.
  82823
November 2, 2009 10:11 AM
I tried the flush from Jillian's and I couldn't stomach the taste of it at all. The root tea bags are very nasty and it has a very bitter taste to it. I thought it was a waste of my money. Just my input.

Good Luck if you try it. I just didn't like the taste of it. sad
  100008
November 2, 2009 10:25 AM
Well I wasnt 100% sure if you ate foods but I just thought you did so I am.

I am still doing my regualr routine but with adding the mixture of dandlion tea, cranberry and lemon juice.

I actually like the taste of the mixture but need to find somewhere cheaper to buy the tea since I live in canda and got it at the nutrtion house and was $12 for 16bags!

Well keeping my fingers crossed that it works!
  102771
November 2, 2009 11:09 AM
I did this, for the whole 7 days, and lost only one pound. I ate my normal healthy diet, exercised every day etc. The thing with this is that if you don't have any water weight you won't lose any weight. I was already drinking 60 oz of water a day so I wasn't retaining much, obviously. It's a real pain in the butt though really for what it's worth, and it's gross, tasted like watery lemon and dandelion. I lost more when I wasn't doing this honestly, I wouldn't bother, but that's just me. bigsmile
If you do choose to continue it, I bought my tea from Well.ca (I'm in Canada too) and it was under $4, free shipping and was at my house in a few days. I think the company is out of Hamilton or Cambridge or something like that.
  194687
May 15, 2011 5:37 AM
Hi!

I have a question, do you have to boil the 60 oz water?

Thanks! :)
May 15, 2011 5:41 AM
Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but i simply do not see the point in any of these "flushes" or "detoxes", other than lining the wallets of their creators.

If you simply drink enough water and avoid high sodium, you will lose water weight free of charge.

There is no 'magic bullet'!
November 12, 2011 6:17 PM
If you aren't carrying much water weight, I don't reccomend trying this because it will most likely be a waste of money (and a big let down). Some say it's hard to tell the difference between fat and water, but if you seem bloated, don't drink very much fluids/don't urinate very often, eat more than the recommended amount of sodium, and absolutely LOVE carbs (like me!), then you're probably filled to the brim with H20. So I say, if you're in doubt and want to see a few pounds gone, you might as well give it a try. I mean what is there to lose really? The stuff isn't THAT expensive, and it's most definitely not BAD for you, so either way it's worth a shot. Plus, if it works for you, seeing the pounds drop like that may be very good motivation to keep dieting and exercising :)

You don't need to boil the water, but it has to be pure or distilled, not tap. Obviously if you have a Brita filter or whatever, that works just fine. I tried this a loooonnngggg time ago and it seemed to work pretty well for me, but I think I'm going to try it again with some substitutes. Maybe green tea instead of dandelion root because it's easier to get. I don't know how that'll work out, but I think the important part is that you're getting at least 60 ounces a day in, the other stuff just helps kick-start the process. Anyway, I'll let you know what happens! Good luck to anyone who tries this!!
November 25, 2011 11:25 AM
I have drank this before and it does work. I just brewed 1 cup of hot water with the tea, then when finished steeping, I poured the tea into the rest of the water.
I have this tea at my local grocery store, so I plan on doing this again :)
  8515783
December 1, 2011 8:01 PM
How did it work for you? :)
  3501371
December 1, 2011 8:59 PM
Everything that comes out of Jillian's mouth should be flushed.
February 8, 2012 10:59 AM
I was wondering if you eat with this cleanse?
February 8, 2012 11:02 AM
yeah it did not work for me at all . it backed me up and made me bloated.
  13270046
February 8, 2012 11:03 AM
and after the flush---your body goes right back to retaining water if you aren't drinking enough daily anyway.
there's no magic pill! Its about a lifestyle change if you want to keep the weight off! Hard work and dedication-not Sensa or pixie dust!
  12777055
February 8, 2012 11:06 AM
QUOTE:

Today I started a flush by Jillian Michaels and was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it worked?

Jillian Michaels recipe for losing 5 pounds in 7 days...

Get 60 ounces of distilled or pure water...
Add a tablespoon of sugar free cranberry juice...
Add 1 dandelion root tea bag and...
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

This recipe works because it helps flush out excess water weight you have carrying around in your body and...

You could lose more than 5 pounds in 7 days depending on how much excess water weight you're carrying around


First, to "flush" water, which your body regulates naturally, just change your diet to whole and clean foods. Cut the junk, refined sugar, excess sodium, alcohol, and processed garbage out and your body can then function normally.

If you still want to do this along side make HEALTHY lifestyle changes, what you want is 100% cranberry juice (raw and not from concentrate), not just sugar-free which usually replaces sugar with an artificial sweetener, and you're going to need more than a tablespoon. More like 4oz in 16-20oz of water. Use fresh lemon juice. Also, a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar is better and proven to be good for the body and aids natural detox functions.

Finally, I'd be remiss to not reinforce that JM is not a Dr, she's a trainer. I'd be hesitant to take medical advice from her or really depend on quick fixes like this for long term weight loss. If you go back to eating as before after doing this, you've done yourself no real favors and you'll be right back where you were before this.
Edited by lauehorn On February 8, 2012 11:10 AM
February 8, 2012 11:07 AM
It sounds very similar to the Fat Flush of a few years back, only you don't have to drink as much cranberry juice.
February 29, 2012 9:31 PM
i think you forgot to add that you have to keep your sodium for each day under 1000. i kept mine around 800 each day and lost 3kg (6lbs) in 5 days. I am not over weight, nor was i when i did this (i was 130lbs) so i know this does work! i left out the tea and just did the water, cranberry juice and lemon.
April 10, 2012 12:44 PM
Just want to remind those that are saying negative things like, it’s a waste of money or just drink lots of water and control your sodium intake or it’s not a magic bullet --Jillian specifically states that this is for losing water weight and therefore you will gain it back if you have a water retention problem. She’s recommending a tea and simple, natural ingredients people, not weird diet pills or the like. Those that understand this and have read the facts, are aware that if you are not retaining a lot of water, you will not lose anything at all. Of course, drinking lots of water is beneficial and in a way a detox, but we’re talking about a different way to do it with a bit more results. That being said, aside from losing water weight, dandelion tea is beneficial for your kidney, blood, liver, digestive track, even your skin. So if you find out you don’t have excessive water weight because you didn’t lose much or anything at all, you’d have helped a few organs in the process so there is no harm done. Give it a try. Of course, read up on dandelion tea and learn for yourself. We should always do this and use our best judgment. For those of us who have no problem finding it at a local grocery store, $4 to $6 is not an amount to complain about. As for me, I’m not overweight but I retain a lot of water. I’m very conscious of my sodium and carb intake and exercise regularly but due to my conditions, it is inevitable. Lets keep in mind that just because you retain a lot of water, doesn’t always mean you bad eating habits. Either way, no one’s perfect. We know what we have to do but it’s easier said than done. For those that asked, this is not a liquid diet. You eat as usual, that is--healthy nutritious eating. I recommend boiling the water but you may drink it hot or cold. If you prefer it cold, let it cool after it boils, and store it in the fridge. The recipes calls for distilled water so filtered water is not equivalent. Boiling water gets you distilled water. Make sure you use pure cranberry juice with no added sugar and not concentrated. For me, that’s hard to find but not impossible, also use freshly squeezed lemon juice as the bottled kind isn’t always pure. Buying a lemon is cheaper anyway. :)
May 6, 2012 1:12 PM
Hi all-
I just started to do Jillian's 5 pound juice cleanse diet. Did anyone see any results?? Also, I'm having trouble finding distilled water, so I'm using normal water. Do you think that'll make any difference?

Xo,
Farzeen

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